Posted in music | tour dates on April 10, 2009

by Andrew Frisicano

DOWNLOAD: Of Montreal - First Time High (Reconstructionist Remix of "An Eluardian Instance") (MP3)

Janelle Monae @ Irving Plaza, 2008 (she opened for Gnarls Barkley) (by Bao Nguyen)
Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae has an upswept hairdo that's part R&B pompadour, part Mohawk, and perfectly strategic. For most of an afternoon [SXSW] party set at Peckerheads, a club with nonexistent sightlines, the crest was the only part of the petite singer visible from 10 yards away -- a shame, since she has some sharp dance moves.

But her voice was vivid as she belted socially conscious neo-soul songs, rapped about feeling like a stepchild and an outcast (she has worked with OutKast) and crooned a melismatic version of the ballad "Smile." And for her finale, after singing about apathy that turns people into the "walking dead," she gave everyone a chance to see her: fearlessly jumping into the crowd and surfing it from front to back to front. [NY Times]

Janelle Monae will open all three of Of Montreal's sold-out shows at MHOW (April 15th-17th). After that she shares two more bills with the band - one in CT, and Bonnaroo in June.

Of Montreal has other shows scheduled too. That includes a stop at Sasquatch. All dates are listed below. The track above is from the band's Jon Brion Remix EP, which came out on Polyvinyl in January.

This June, Janelle Monae will kick it up a notch (exposure-wise) when she opens several dates for the newly reformed No Doubt, who have a nearly-three-month tour planned. The band brings Monae along when it plays NYC-area shows at PNC Bank Arts Center on June 26th and the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on June 27th (all dates below). No Doubt is also at work on a new, sixth album - their first in nine years, due in 2010 (in case you were wondering).

Other bands opening on the No Doubt tour include Paramore, The Sounds, and Bedouin Soundclash.

Of Montreal videos, and all tour dates, below...

of Montreal - An Eluardian Instance

Of Montreal's Conversational Madness

Of Montreal, Yacht - BeatTV EP116

Janelle Monae - 2009 Tour Dates
Apr 15 Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Of Montreal Brooklyn, New York
Apr 16 Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Of Montreal Brooklyn, New York
Apr 17 Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Of Montreal Brooklyn, New York
Apr 19 Toad's Place w/ Of Montreal New Haven, Connecticut
Jun 11 Bonnaroo Festival Manchester, Tennessee
Jun 19 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center w/ No Doubt Darien Center, New York
Jun 20 Comcast Center w/No Doubt Boston, Massachusetts
Jun 22 Turning Stone Resort Casino Event Center w/ No Doubt Verona, New York
Jun 24 Mohegan Sun Arena w/No Doubt Uncasville, Connecticut
Jun 26 PNC Bank Arts Center w/No Doubt Holmdel, New Jersey
Jun 27 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater w/No Doubt Wantagh, New York
Jul 4 Louisiana Superdome (Essence Music Festival) New Orleans, Louisiana

Of Montreal - 2009 Tour Dates
4/13 -- Carrboro, NC -- Cat's Cradle
4/14 -- Baltimore, MD -- Sonar
4/15 -- New York, NY -- Music Hall of Williamsburg*
4/16 -- New York, NY -- Music Hall of Williamsburg*
4/17 -- New York, NY -- Music Hall of Williamsburg*
4/19 -- New Haven, CT -- Toad's Place
4/20 -- Boston, MA -- Paradise
4/21 -- Boston, MA -- Paradise
4/22 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Trocadero
4/23 -- Covington, KY -- Madison Theater
4/24 -- Columbia, MO -- The Blue Note
4/25 -- Norman, OK -- Norman Music Festival
4/26 -- Memphis, TN -- Minglewood Hall
5/24 -- Quincy, WA -- Sasquatch Festival
6/13 -- Manchester, TN -- Bonnaroo
* w/ Janelle Monae

No Doubt - 2009 Tour Dates
May 2, 2009 Borgata - Atlantic City, NJ
May 3, 2009 Bamboozle Festival - Meadowlands Sport Complex - East Rutherford, NJ
May 16, 2009 Tiger Jam XII - Mandalay Bay Events Center - Las Vegas, NV
May 19, 2009 Save Mart Center - Fresno, CA
May 20, 2009 Rabobank Arena - Bakersfield, CA
May 22, 2009 Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre - San Diego, CA
May 23, 2009 Cricket Wireless Pavilion - Phoenix, AZ
May 25, 2009 The E Center - Salt Lake City, UT
May 27, 2009 Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre - Denver, CO
May 28, 2009 Journal Pavilion - Albuquerque, NM
May 30, 2009 Superpages.com Center - Dallas, TX
May 31, 2009 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - Houston, TX
Jun 02, 2009 Ford Ampitheatre - Tampa, FL
Jun 03, 2009 Cruzan Amphitheater - West Palm Beach, FL
Jun 05, 2009 Lakewood Amphitheatre - Atlanta, GA
Jun 06, 2009 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Charlotte, NC
Jun 08, 2009 Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion - Raleigh, NC
Jun 10, 2009 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Virginia Beach, VA
Jun 11, 2009 Susquehanna Bank Center - Philadelphia, PA
Jun 13, 2009 Post-Gazette Pavilion - Pittsburgh, PA
Jun 14, 2009 Nissan Pavilion - Washington, DC
Jun 16, 2009 Air Canada Centre - Toronto, CAN
Jun 17, 2009 Centre Bell - Montreal, CAN
Jun 19, 2009 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center - Darien Center, NY
Jun 20, 2009 Comcast Center - Boston, MA
Jun 22, 2009 Turning Stone Resort & Casino - Verona, NY
Jun 22, 2009 Turning Stone Resort & Casino - Verona, NY
Jun 24, 2009 Mohegan Sun Arena - Uncasville, CT
Jun 26, 2009 PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ
Jun 27, 2009 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater - Wantagh, NY
Jun 29, 2009 Blossom Music Center - Cleveland, OH
Jun 30, 2009 John Labatt Centre - London, ON, CAN
Jul 02, 2009 Summerfest - Marcus Amphitheater - Milwaukee, WI
Jul 03, 2009 Palace Of Auburn Hills - Detroit, MI
Jul 05, 2009 Xcel Energy Center - Saint Paul, MN
Jul 06, 2009 Starlight Theatre - Kansas City, MO
Jul 08, 2009 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - St. Louis, MO
Jul 10, 2009 Verizon Wireless Music Center - Indianapolis, IN
Jul 11, 2009 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre - Chicago, IL
Jul 13, 2009 MTS Centre - Winnipeg, CAN
Jul 15, 2009 Pengrowth Saddledome - Calgary, CAN
Jul 16, 2009 Rexall Place - dmonton, AB, CAN
Jul 18, 2009 General Motors Place - Vancouver, CAN
Jul 19, 2009 White River Amphitheatre - Seattle, WA
Jul 21, 2009 Sleep Train Pavillion - Concord, CA
Jul 22, 2009 Gibson Amphitheatre - Universal City, CA
Jul 24, 2009 Sleep Train Amphitheatre - Sacramento, CA
Jul 25, 2009 Shoreline Ampitheatre - Mountain View, CA
Jul 27, 2009 Gibson Amphitheatre - Universal City, CA
Jul 28, 2009 Gibson Amphitheatre - Universal City, CA
Jul 31, 2009 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Irvine, CA
Aug 1, 2009 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Irvine, CA
Aug 2, 2009 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Irvine, CA
Aug 4, 2009 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Irvine, CA

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Comments (2)

Of Montreal will also be co-headlining the Hollywood Bowl July 26 with Grace Jones, too. Woot.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2009 6:19 PM

superrr

Posted by cam balkon | April 10, 2009 7:04 PM

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